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Historical Events In May - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

1895  On this day in history playright Oscar Wilde is convicted on a morals charge in London and sentenced to prison  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On this day in history henry Irving becomes 1st theatrical knight  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  Joseph Quinaux, Belgian painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1898  Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  The first auto repair shop opens in Boston on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  1st auto repair shop opens (Boston) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  Suzanne Lenglen, France, Wimbledon tennis champion (6-times) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  On this day in history australians cross Vaal River in South Africa  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  Britain annexes Orange Free State on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1900  On this day in history 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1901  Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  Empire Day first celebrated in Britain on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  On May - 24 empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  On May - 24 aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1904  George Formby, [William Booth], Brit singer/comic (Let George Do It) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  On May - 24 mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1906  On this day in history edmund Sargant, solicitor  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  Belgium Catholic socialist/liberal parliamentary election on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  Kresimir Fribec, composer on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On this day in history bristol University granted Royal Charter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On this day in history guillermo Diaz-Plaja, Spanish literary/poet (Lorca)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1910  Margers Zarins, composer on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1912  On May - 24 joan Hammond, British operatic soprano  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1913  On this day in history audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1914  On this day in history clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man Govt)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  On May - 24 enemy Contracts Annulment Act  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Formal truce on Gallipoli during which the Turkish dead of the 19 May attacks are buried on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1915  Thomas Edison invents telescribe to record telephone conversations on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  Conscription begins in Britain on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history french driven out of Fort Douaumont after 500 killed or injured  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  Last British-Indian contract workers arrive in Suriname on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1144  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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